Opinions

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Both Georgia State and Kennesaw State are considering new football programs – GSU has recruited Dan Reeves to lead its effort. Students, alumni, administrators and fans are enthusiastic, but in the end, it will all come down to money.

All The Right Mooves

John is a mad for free fast food enlightenment, desperate to “Eat Mor Chikin,” so he places regular phone calls to the executive offices of Chick-fil-A and greets the receptionist not with a “hello,” but a heartfelt “moo.” “Another one…

Power Player

John Rice, CEO of Atlanta-based GE Infrastructure, has brought a deep corporate and personal commitment to his adopted hometown. He’s involved in cultural, educational and civic endeavors and he encourages his employees to be involved, too.

The Longleaf Pine: Georgia's First Tree

Scientists at the Jones Research Center, on the site of a hunting preserve once owned by Coca-Cola’s Robert Woodruff, are working to restore the region’s longleaf pines and protect their ecosystems. They’d like to show landowners how to generate income from the forests even as they protect them.

Trendsetter Cities

For the eighth year, the Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend team up to recognize the state’s outstanding cities. This year we highlight special achievement in public works and parks and recreation.

2007 Georgian of the Year

If you look closely at Shirley Franklin, if you push past the no-nonsense administrator, the skilled negotiator, the vigilant steward, the popular, bridge-building mayor who has energized Atlanta's business community for the first time in decades, you're left with a defining insight into her success: sheer willpower.

2007 Most Influential Georgians

There is an old Korean proverb that takes a stab at power, influence and the distinction between the two: “Power lasts 10 years; influence not more than a hundred.” Our ninth edition of the 100 Most Influential Georgians puts the spotlight on individuals whose influence has been tested over time, as well as some who have only recently ascended to positions of great power.

2006 Legal Elite

For the fourth year, Georgia Trend presents a roster of the state's Legal Elite - attorneys selected by their peers in 11 different practice areas.